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CHEP6003 - Process Principles & Design 2

Title:Process Principles & Design 2
Long Title:Process Principles & Design 2
Module Code:CHEP6003
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Chemical & Process Eng
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: NIALL MORRIS
Module Description: This module is an introduction to the basic principles and calculations used in Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering. On completion of this module the student will have acquired the knowledge base and skills to take modules dealing with heat transfer, thermodynamics, chemical thermodynamics, reactor design, mass transfer and separations.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain the basic principles underpinning chemical and biopharmaceutical engineering
LO2 Interpret data retrieved from various sources
LO3 Solve calculations based on the principles of chemical and biopharmaceutical engineering using appropriate methods and tools
LO4 Assess the accuracy of the results of calculations carried out
LO5 Identify and define the basic concepts of process safety and be aware of safe practices, the consequences of unsafe practice and the engineer's responsibility to themselves, their co-workers and the community
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Material Balances on Reactive Processes
Chemical Reaction Stoichiometry, limiting and excess reactants, fractional conversion, extent of reaction, chemical equilibrium, multiple reactions, yield and selectivity, balances on molecular and atomic species, product separation and recycle, purging, combustion reactions, theoretical and excess air, balances on combustion reactors, use of software tools to construct and solve material balances on reactive processes
Energy Balances: Fundamentals
Terminology, types of energy, first law of thermodynamics, energy balances on closed systems, energy balances on open systems at steady state, energy balance procedures,
Energy Balances: Balances on Nonreactive Processes
Reference states, construction of hypothetical process paths, processes involving changes in pressure at constant temperature, processes involving changes in temperature, processes involving phase change, sources of data, use of software tools to construct and solve energy balances on nonreactive processes
Energy Balances: Balances on Reactive Processes
Heats of reaction and formation, Heats of combustion, Hess's Law, Heat of Reaction method, Heat of Formation method, simultaneous mass and energy balances, use of software to construct and solve energy balances on reactive processes
Process Safety
Hazard, risk, safety data sheets, safety case studies
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Complex mass balance 1,2,3,4 45.0 Week 6
Short Answer Questions Energy Balances 1,2,3,4 45.0 Week 10
Presentation Presentation of a safety case study 5 10.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Lab Use of Excel, Polymath and Aspen Plus to solve mass and energy balance problems 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Read, assimilate and practice module content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Richard M. Felder,, Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, 2005 Edition Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 9780471375876]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Himmelblau, D.M. 2004, Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering, Seventh Ed., Prentice-Hall [ISBN: 0131233688]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • CD-ROM supplied with Felder: Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes
  • Equation-solving Software: Polymath
  • Equation-solving Software: Microsoft Excel
  • Software: AspenTechAspen Plus
  • Website: IChemEIChemE Safety Centre

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ECPEN_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_ECBPO_6 Certificate in Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Process Operations 2 Mandatory

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